Trope-a-Day: Fling a Light Into the Future

Fling a Light Into the Future: A number of independent efforts, as well as cooperative efforts between the Imperial Emergency Management Authority and various bits of the Ministry of Progress & Prosperity are engaged in this – well, not quite this, since it’s still the present and doom hasn’t shown up yet, but in activities that will become this when and if it does arrive, from building local jumpstarter caches to help civilization rebuild in the event of a disaster, to archiving secure data (libraries, technologies, and mind-states) against the possibility that it might be lost, whether to be found by them or by another society or species in the future, to building entire civilization-backup ships whose job is to flee into the unknown Beyond in the event of an existential threat and reboot civilization entire.